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18.10.2018 Pressenza Budapest

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Hungarian Government shifts to high gear in the persecution of vulnerable groups
(Image by Aleš Kartal, Prague/Czech Republic)

Press release of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee on the persecution of homeless people.

The Punitive State: if you can’t solve it, ban it!

Whenever there’s public dissent or the government finds no solution to a social problem, governments of the Fidesz party resorts to prohibition or punishment. Harassment and discrimination of the homeless people have been ongoing for long, but this new level of persecution of homelessness began at the time of the second Fidesz government and has continuously been on Fidesz’s agenda ever since. In summer 2018, the two-thirds majority of the parliament banned homelessness in the whole country, making the lives of one of the most vulnerable social groups even harder. The Law on Petty Offences was modified along the seventh amendment to the Fundamental Law, which enters into force on 15th October 2018…

Please find the full release here.

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